Photographs by Jungjin Lee. Text by Vicki Goldberg, Eugenia Parry.
Aperture/Sepia, New York, 2009. 112 pp., 45 duotone illustrations, 10x11".
Wind showcases the most recent
work of the widely acclaimed and
exhibited Korean photographer
Jungjin Lee. Known for her laborious
and textured photographic
process, Lee brushes liquid emulsion
onto the surface of handmade
rice paper, endowing her
images with a uniquely painterly
effect.Wind captures the ethereal
quality of the element in a series
of landscapes dominated by
windswept expanses and atmospherically
foreboding cloud formations—
panoramas that reveal
an adventurous spirit, yet resist
casual entry.Manmade objects,
such as a dilapidated school bus
or windblown prayer flags, all
appear deeply inscribed by an
invisible hand that runs through
the entire corpus of this volume,
leaving evidence of its handiwork
on all surfaces. Lee’s landscapes
are imbued with an elemental
vastness that strikes us as at
once powerful and serene.
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